Declarations & Publications

European lawyers’ declaration on May Day: Anti Covid-19 policies threaten workers’ rights

The Covid-19 pandemic policies of European governments have dramatic consequences, especially for workers, the self-employed and small businesses In many sectors of the economy, workers are most at risk to their health, especially in the health and care sector, public transport sector, and retail trade and delivery services sector. Occupational health and safety regulations, which…

ELDH Statements and reports – in solidarity with detained lawyers in Turkey

On 2 April 2020, more than 70 lawyers from all over the world followed the call for a video conference in solidarity with lawyers imprisoned for political reasons in Turkey, with interventions from Ayşe Bingöl of the Turkey Human Rights Litigation Support Project, Barbara Spinelli of Giuristi Democratici, and Şerife Ceren Uysal, of the Progressive…

European Lawyers: Refugees at the Greek border are victims of EU and Turkish complicity *

On 1 March 2020 the Greek Government unilaterally invoked Article 78.3 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), announcing that it would not accept new asylum applications for one month and that those who attempt to enter illegally would be turned back. These measures were in response to the Turkish Government’s…

EJDM demands: to acknowledge the public utility character of the anti-fascist organization VVN

Düsseldorf, 12. Dezember 2019 Press release In recent months, the number of cases in which associations in Germany have been deprived of their predominantly long-recognised non-profit status by tax offices has increased. One of the victims of this repressive politics is the 1947 created Federal association of the pursued ones of the Nazi regime –…

Statements against the conviction of Catalan politicians and civil society activists

ELDH Statement: ELDH condemns the conviction of Catalan politicians and civil society activists – A travesty of justice Download ELDH Statement Download letter concerning the attacks on lawyer Gonzalo Boye (defense lawyer of  the Catalan ex-president Carles Puigdemont and some of his former ministers) The letter was sent to the  Mr. Diego García-Sayán, United Nations…

European Fact-finding mission to clarify the circumstances leading to the conviction of 18 Turkish lawyers

At the Silivri Prison Camp the lawyers delegation had the opportunity to talk to 4 convicted CHD lawyers who are detained in Silivri: Selçuk Kocağaçlı (sentenced to 11 years and 3 months), Behiç Aşçı (sentenced to 12 years) and Barkın Timtik (sentenced to 18 years and 9 months) , Ebru Timtik (senteced to 13 years…